Yorkshire 3 Peaks 2013 for Simon On The Streets

Ingleborough top

I wasn’t planning to do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks this year but I attended a briefing session this week with Simon On The Streets* and before the meet I had a look on the site and realised they were planning a fundraising challenge.
They have a team doing the Yorkshire  3 Peaks on 31st May, so not that long to prep – but I’ve signed up and I’m planning to get fitter by then (says me, having a beer or  3 too many on Friday and Saturday night, doh).

I’ve taken part in the Y3P twice now (see links below) and actually this time it seems more daunting, if anything. When you have a good idea where the long trudges will be, where the steep climbs mean you have to dig in, where The Bog is.. well, it’s definitely as much as mental as physical challenge this time around!
I’m just hoping for some suggestion of good weather 😉

*I’m raising money for Simon On the Streets because of the great work they do. They give emotional and practical support to (vulnerable) people with complex needs who can’t or won’t access other services. They focus on people who are homeless and rootless, especially those with the range of issues related to rough sleeping.
The least I can do is haul my middle-aged frame some 25 miles up and down 3 very big peaks and raise both awareness and some cash for them, for the brilliant work they do.

I’ve set up a JustGiving page – if you would like to motivate me that would be great.


A couple of pics from last year:

Pen Y Ghent uphill

Coming off Whernside


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5 thoughts on “Yorkshire 3 Peaks 2013 for Simon On The Streets”

  1. Good luck Mark, all will be well – the older we get, the tougher we get 🙂

    Some good news for you – The Bog can be avoided, and the new official route does just that. As you come off Pen y Ghent, don’t follow the ‘traditional’ route direcly over Horton Moor and Todber Moss – instead, turn left at the big, flattened cairn on the way down, and follow the Pennine Way route towards Hull Pot. Where the Pennine Way goes left towards Horton, and the path to Hull Pot goes to the right, go straight on following the path over Whitber Hill and Sell Gill Hill – follow the route to rejoin the Pennine Way. I believe it’s signed now, and that paths have been constructed – it shouldn’t take any longer, and you won’t be up to your knees in bog 🙂


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